Re: [baseball-databank] SABR, Committees, and the Databank
- Friends all,
Bill Burgess here. I have contributed my data in hopes that ALL will have
assess to it. I am a "pure" reseacher, in that I am looking for no
compensation, but would hope all the regular sources will use it. Ideally, my
sports writers index could be included in Total Baseball, BB-Reference, and be
used as a reference source at the Hall of Fame, SABR, Sporting News, etc.
I am a researcher. I have no interest in things that are now easily
available. That is why I included scouts, umpires, announcers, owners,
managers/coaches, etc. I spend all my time seeking out birth/death dates,
data in Proquest, Sporting News, etc. I focused on sports writers, since no
one had done anything on it. I did Baseball Families because no one else had
ever attempted it. I live to search. It relaxes me as a hobby.
It is my hope that the "right" people will step up and take charge and work
with me. I want to keep searching, while others can do whatever in its
organizing. My sports writers must, of course, at some point, be put into a
alphabetical order, which will not be hard to do.
I hope someone duly notifies me, when anyone would like to work with me in any
aspect of this work. Thank you for your time listening.
> Much of Derek's letter, and the brew behind it, is
> "right" for Bill Burgess or anyone else to consider,
> if s/he might head the development of Bill's
> sportswriter data with a SABR research committee.
> (This is also true if the person's primary
> "allegiance" is to getting a regular Baseball Writers
> Register into TB or another print encyclopedia, rather
> than to bb-db or to SABR.)
> I will return to Derek's concerns --in days rather
> than weeks, I hope. Before then, discussion will show
> that they are not merely Derek's concerns, I hope.
> I hope Sean Forman will comment on the Biographical
> Research Committee in particular. We agreed to accept
> it as the authority, within its limited scope. That is
> reversible and may have been reversed, but it appears
> to me that Sean does follow the Biographical Database
> at baseball-reference, except for nicknames.
> Paul Wendt
> Chair, 19th Century Cmte, SABR
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For a good article on the effort to gather negro league stats, see:
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "hughesstuart"
> Does anybody have any actual negro league stats?